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Two orphan girls are taken from their jobs in a pants factory in North Korea, spirited across the Demilitarized Zone to be sex workers in the South, and eventually shipped to the United States. What propels the story is Gi, the heroine: a tender-hearted genius who loses everything yet refuses to be destroyed.

Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, All Woman and Springtime reveals with chilling accuracy life behind North Korea’s iron curtain, the horrific underworld of the sex trade, and the resilience of a spirit in the midst of unspeakable oppression.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most absorbing, chilling, beautifully written, and important novels I’ve read in many years.”

    Alice Walker

  • “The North Korean government exploits its citizens completely and absolutely, and Brandon W. Jones has taken this as a starting point for a first novel that seems more like the polished work of an experienced novelist…Jones’ writing provides a sense of urgency—we want these women to leave, to risk everything in trying to escape their country and find a new life…His effort proves up to the challenge of vividly depicting the harsh, terrible circumstances and also believably gives hope that the individualist spark can sometimes carry us through to better things.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “Lifting the veil on a little-known country, Brandon W. Jones’s debut novel, All Woman and Springtime, tells the story of two North Korean teenagers escaping the authoritarian state and battling the modern-day slave trade.”

    National Geographic Traveler

  • “An eye-opening journey to the dark side of desire.”


  • “A compelling psychological tour of life inside the socially and politically restrictive borders of North Korea via the poignant stories of two young girls on the cusp of womanhood…This tale of female friendship is distinguished by its illuminating glimpse into the arcane intricacies of both an ancient and a modern culture. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of Memoirs of a Geisha and the novels of Lisa See.”


  • “[A] terrifying and masterfully realized debut…One of its most impressive achievements is the rendering of main character Gi, who is brought powerfully and beautifully to life…Jones depicts both the innocence of his protagonist and the pathologies and violence of the South Korean underworld with great skill and emotional power…Impossible to put down, this work is important reading for anyone who cares about the power of literature to engage the world and speak its often frightening truths.”

    Library Journal

  • “Dramatic…[A] well-paced story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A lovely novel brimming with heartache and hope in equal measure. Jones has a gift for empathy as well as a keen sense of justice. This book will open your eyes, break your heart, and then mend it again.”

    Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow

  • Selected for the May 2012 Indie Next List
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About the Author

Brandon Jones is a guitarist and sculptor who lives in Hawaii.